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(A) Each parking stall shall contain a minimum rectangular parking space nine feet by 20 feet, unless there is an acceptable overhang which does not obstruct sidewalks or any other traveled route, then the stall length may be reduced to 18 feet. Parallel parking stalls shall be 25 feet in length, provided that the end stalls may be reduced to 20 feet in length. Parking stall length shall be measured perpendicular to stall width.
(B) The Director may waive standards in this section for periodic outdoor uses that the Director determines are temporary or seasonal and not likely to have an adverse impact on neighboring properties.
(C) The following standards shall apply to required parking facilities:
(1) Parking aisle. Parking aisle width and angle standards:
(a) Fifteen feet for one-way traffic using 60-degree angle parking or parallel parking;
(b) Twenty feet for two-way traffic using 60-degree angle parking or parallel parking; and
(c) Twenty-four feet for traffic using 90-degree or perpendicular parking.
(2) Access drives. Access drives which connect roads or parking areas shall be a minimum of 18 feet wide, except for one-way access drives which shall be a minimum of 12 feet wide;
(3) Parking setback. Parking stalls, aisles, and access drives which are generally parallel to abutting roads shall be set back a minimum of 15 feet from any public street right-of-way line;
(4) Landscaping. Landscaping shall be installed and maintained in accordance with Chapter 157;
(5) Surfacing. A durable and dustless surface shall be provided and shall be properly drained. Acceptable surfacing materials may include paving grids and porous paving;
(6) Lighting. Adequate lighting shall be provided for all parking facilities and access ways used at night, and the light sources shall be shaded or shielded to direct the light, including glare or reflection, away from adjoining or facing residential premises and from public streets;
(7) Arrangement and marking of parking spaces. All off street parking areas shall be so arranged and marked as to provide for orderly and safe loading, unloading, parking, and storage of vehicles. Individual parking spaces shall be clearly defined and directional arrows and traffic signs provided for safe and convenient traffic flow. Each space or area for handicapped or other special parking shall be clearly marked to indicate the intended use and shall be so located as to facilitate its use. All markings and traffic signs shall be perpetually maintained;
(8) Spaces for physically handicapped. Parking spaces for the physically handicapped shall be provided in accordance with the Maryland Accessibility Code, COMAR 05.02.02;
(9) Off street loading. In all districts, uses that involve deliveries, shipments, or removal of goods, materials, supplies, or waste by truck shall provide adequate off street loading and unloading facilities. For every building having a floor area of 10,000 square feet or more to be used for manufacturing, storage, warehouse, goods display, retail store, wholesale store, market, hotel, hospital, or other similar use, there shall be provided and maintained at least one off street loading space, plus one additional loading space for each 20,000 square feet or major fraction thereof of floor area so used in excess of the first 10,000 square feet. Each loading space shall not be less than 12 feet in width, 45 feet in length, and 14 feet in clear height. Such space may occupy all or any part of any required yard except a front yard. No such space shall be located closer than 30 feet to any lot located in any R District, unless the loading space is within a completely enclosed building;
(10) Drive-through facilities.
(a) In addition to the parking spaces required by § 155.077, uses with drive-through facilities shall provide on site sufficient spaces for vehicles queuing to be served by or otherwise waiting to do business at the facility; off site queuing is prohibited. Each space that is provided for queuing shall be at least 20 feet in length and ten feet in width. This space requirement shall be in addition to the space at the transaction station. These spaces shall not interfere with, block, or prevent the use or operation of parking spaces, parking aisles, access drives, or entrances.
(b) The following uses shall provide the adequate on site space for queuing required by this section, but in no case less than the number indicated hereafter:
1. Bank: five spaces per drive-through station;
2. Car wash: five spaces per wash station or line;
3. Gas station: one space per side per gas pump;
4. Pharmacy or drug store: four spaces per service lane;
5. Restaurant: seven spaces per station, five of which must be located in the area approaching the order board; and
6. Other: that number of spaces determined necessary by the Department.
(11) Nonparking uses. Required parking areas may not be used for non-parking activities. This includes but is not limited to the display, storage, or sale of goods or the long-term (greater than 24 hours) storage of vehicles including trailers.
(Ord. 2019-07, passed 12-12-2019)